[racket] Non-in-place installs for Racket from git

From: WarGrey Gyoudmon Ju (juzhenliang at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Mar 16 02:44:27 EDT 2014

Hi Asumu.
This is a development version.
Now I figure out that, git version is in its way to support class system in
Typed Racket,
but  `raco install` via downloading only have the stable packages for
stable versions.

So the only way to use git version is building packages via `raco install
Checking the INSTALL.txt in the top level directory.

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Asumu Takikawa <asumu at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Is there a good way to do non-in-place installs with Racket from git
> When this was brought up previously on the mailing list, it was
> suggested to build a base Racket install and then to use `raco pkg
> install` to install the rest of the main distribution from the network.
> Unfortunately, this isn't a great solution for my use-case: I'm trying
> to automate Racket builds for a VM image with Docker. Downloading all of
> the packages (1) takes a long time, which seems especially wasteful
> since I've already cloned from github, and (2) is more susceptible to
> network failure.
> (#2 is not a theoretical concern. I've had the build process fail twice
>  due to a single package failing to download.)
> On a side note, I also got the following error while running
> `raco pkg install -i --auto main-distribution` when compiling the
> collects:
>   usr/share/racket/pkgs/compatibility-lib/mzlib/class.rkt:1:0: module:
> provided identifier not defined or imported for phase 0
>     at: ->dm
>     in: (#%plain-module-begin (#%require (for-syntax mzscheme)) (require
> racket/private/class-internal) (provide-public-names))
>     context...:
>      standard-module-name-resolver
>      standard-module-name-resolver
>      standard-module-name-resolver
>   /usr/share/racket/collects/setup/setup-core.rkt:59:0: setup-core
>      /usr/share/racket/collects/setup/setup.rkt:56:3
>      /usr/share/racket/collects/pkg/main.rkt:16:0: setup
>      (submod /usr/share/racket/collects/pkg/main.rkt main): [running body]
>      /usr/share/racket/collects/pkg/raco.rkt: [traversing imports]
>      /usr/share/racket/collects/raco/raco.rkt: [running body]
>      /usr/share/racket/collects/raco/main.rkt: [running body]
> Could that be due to a dependency issue or something?
> Cheers,
> Asumu
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